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Brainstorming with Art, Nature, Music and Peers

Engagement is half the battle in a classroom; teachers can use a variety of brainstorming techniques to encourage creativity and get students' attention.
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Brainstorming with Art, Nature, Music and Peers
  • personalexcellence.co
    personalexcellence.co

    25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    I love these brainstorming tips, especially the exaggeration and escape thinking ones. I have also used the attribute change in discussions and to help stimulate ideas for the writing process.
  • studentartguide.com
    studentartguide.com

    How to Make a Mind Map: Creative Examples for High School Art Students

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Your students will love this way of using art to inspire ideas. I love the stream of consciousness idea using handwriting and images. When you allow your students to open their minds to free thought - no inhibition - and include art or nature, there is no stopping their creative responses!
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    This site gives step-by-step instructions for facilitating a brainstorming session in your classroom. I especially like the pie and card method; it engages students both individually and as a team of learners.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    There are ten links here to music that can be using to stimulate students' thinking. Teachers can ask the students to draw or write while listening or they can use the music as jumping off points for a story, playwriting or debate.
  • Teaching Strategies

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    There are some great teaching strategies here for opening up the creative mind. I have used several of them with success. I particularly like the media analysis and experimentation ideas.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    I have used carousels as a brainstorming activity. The students enjoy it because they get to move around the classroom and look at their peers' comments. If students are put into groups and use a specific color for each groups, then you could have groups report out on the end based on their "color" contributions.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    I love this activity and will try it this year! The timer brings excitement to the activity and also makes students more engaged on each moment with each other. Furthermore, it gives students the opportunity to work with multiple partners in learning.
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